Monday, September 26, 2011

Five-Year Blog Birthday Giveaway

Pin It Now! I started blogging five years ago today. That's 500 years in blog years.
That's back when people said "Huh? A blog? What's that?"
Here is my first post.
And this will be my last post.
Just kidding.

This is what my family looked like five years ago. It was missing somebody.


This is what we look like now.


I'm gonna give away a few prizes even though you really should be giving me one. Blogiversaries, which I think should really be called Blog Birthdays (cuz I never married my blog) are messed up like that. But you can vote for me for Funniest Mom Blog as your gift. But only if you think it's true.

There will be two winners for my giveaway.

One Winner will get a $50 gift card to Amazon and a copy of my book Totally Desperate Mom. Paperback or ebook.

Another winner will get this adorable purse/tote by Jenn at Make Mine Blue and a copy of Totally Desperate Mom. I absolutely love her stuff! I have one of her purses and it's my friend.
And honestly, I am not even a baggy, pursy, accessory kind-of-girl. But I am tempted to make up a fake name so I can leave a comment and win this bag myself. So if you see someone who goes by the name Jack Bauer . . . you'll know I gave in to the temptation and this whole thing is rigged.




How to enter (3 possible entries):

1. Leave a comment telling me something about yourself and how long you have been reading my blog. Or just admit it if you are a contest junky and are simply here for the loot.

2. Follow this blog via Google Friend Connect and leave a comment saying that you did or you already do. You can unfollow me after the winner is chosen if you feel like you did it out of obligation and not because you really wanted to. Because that's not healthy for anyone . . . except maybe Google.

3. Become a liker of Totally Desperate Mom on Facebook. Then leave a comment saying you did. You can dislike me if you feel the relationship isn't working out.

Entries must be in by Saturday, October 1st by 10pm PST. I will announce the winners on Sunday, October 2nd.
U.S. and Canada peeps only. Not because of lack of love, but because of shipping.

Now go go hug someone you love and have a great day.


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91 comments:

Elizabeth Ann (Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box said...

Something about myself: I love to bake! :-) I have been reading your blog for a month or so! :-) Happy Blog-birthday! :-)

Elizabeth Ann (Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box said...

I follow you! :-)

lilhoek said...

I have been reading for about a year now??? Maybe? I have pregnancy brain... so I dont know. And I am halfway through my pregnancy with kid number 2!

Emily said...

About myself: I love taking pictures! I've been reading your blog for probably a year or so. I think we "met" through the 5 Minutes for Mom blog party 2010. :) Happy Blog-Birthday! it does sound better than bloggaversary (sp)!

Emily said...

I follow your "Totally Desperate Mom" on facebook.

The Elwells' Weekly said...

About me: I've got a daughter named Lydia too! :)

I've probably been following your blog for over a year now??? I know I found it through a book giveaway on a blog and stuck around for all the fun!

The Elwells' Weekly said...

I follow you on google connect

The Elwells' Weekly said...

I like you on fb!

Lindsey Bell said...

Something about myself: I love to take naps with my toddler! And I've been reading your blog for about 3 months or so.

Lindsey Bell said...

I followed you on Google Connect:)

lolopete said...

I have been following your blog for almost a year now, and is one that inspired me to start my own. Something about me - we are hoping to start a family soon... So I need a copy of TDM for reference ;)

lolopete said...

I follow you through Google Connect :) I'm proud like that.

L. Shanna said...

I both like you and follow you (which sounds incredibly creepy when you read it out of context). Happy blog birthday! Your Wednesday posts about Hollywood are my favorites. And anything involving the Biebs.

Stacy said...

Something about me: Everywhere I go, people say that I look familiar to them or remind them of someone, but can never think of who. I'm almost famous pretty much all the time.

I've been reading your blog for...um...ever? I don't remember! For as long as I've known what blogs are or maybe since I first met you in person and you made me laugh? I can't remember the event, but it was in the Event Center... and I met you and I liked you and I remember that I hoped that you would be my friend. You are awesome.

Stacy said...

I stalk, I mean, follow you.

Stacy said...

I clicked the like button on Facebook, but I really DO like you and your book!

Photina said...
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Photina said...

I forgot to tell something about myself. Something about me: I am going to school to become a librarian.

I started following you during the 5 Minutes for Mom Ultimate Blog Party this year on my other email account. And on this account a couple days ago.

Bill and Jenn said...

Dude, I've been reading the TDM since it was the Hagen Hoopla. (Has it really been FIVE years?!?)
Annnnnnd... I'm all about free things. So, pick me! Pick me!

Photina said...

I like Tales from the Motherhood on facebook.

Photina said...

I follow your blog via GFC already.

Bill and Jenn said...

I'm already a FB liker, does that count?
And something about me-- I'm a reformed 'morning person.' My 20-yr-old self would be so disappointed. :)

{cuppakim} said...

wendy. i'm totally a loot junkie. that's the only reason i read your blog. well for that and the mold inspiration.

{cuppakim} said...

i'm a follower. follow mc followerson.

Mandy Arioto said...

Happy Blog Birthday!

Kim said...

One thing about me...Hmmmmmmm... Sometimes when I'm asleep my nose whistles when I breathe :)

I have been reading your blog since you spoke at a coffee talk at cornerstone and I laughed till my sides hurt!

Jessica said...

Random fact: I had a BIG crush on David Moscow (... get it?) since I was a kid. I started following your blog due to your entry about him and seeing how WELL he has aged (rawr!). I stayed for the hilarious and fantastic stories you tell! It's been months and months and months now!

Jessica said...

Also, I follow this blog via GFC.

Jessica said...

AND I like you on Facebook. And IRL.

Melanie said...

I love your blog. It totally makes me laugh out loud at times when I really need a laugh. I've been reading it for about a year now and just finished reading your book. I'm recommending it to all my friends.

Danielle W said...

I love baking and eating baked goods! I have been reading your blog for a few months now!

emily @morefromthemoorefamily said...

I have been following your blog for about a year... I am a little bit of a contest junkie, but really only for good stuff... like gift cards so I can pretend I am online shopping for my kids, but really I am looking up a really cute pair of boots that I will buy with my giftcards... CC rewards, husbands money, I mean our money and if I use a GC, I can tell my husband it only cost X amount of money, because really the GC doesn't count. So, pick me, cause my story is really long and rambling and you make me laugh. ;)

emily @morefromthemoorefamily said...

I follow Totally Desperate Mom on FB. Love it. Facebook, I mean. ;)

Angie said...

I love the smell of cow manure.

My Cabbage Patch Kid's name was Heather Bridget Olson.

I liked dressing my dog up in tiny tuxedos as a kid.

I'm typing this with one eye shut right now because my left contact is acting all wonky.

My blood type is O+.

Five random things for each year your blog has been alive. I think I've been around for one of those years so far. Lucky, lucky me! Happy blog birthday!

emily @morefromthemoorefamily said...

I follow your Blog on GFC. Can't really think of anything funny to say about GFC, I'm cool with it.

Angie said...

I'm a Google Friend Follower. We are Google friends and we have connected. I'm a follower. I do not know proper terminology but I've gotta get me some of them thar followers!

Angie said...

Fan of TDM on FB. And a stalker, lest you forget. Please pick me to win. Or else...

Huggz697 said...

I'm a homeschool mom/college student. I love to read and your book sounds awesome. I'll cross my fingers, eyes, and toes and hope I win :-) I'm new to your blog and have only been reading it for about a month now, but I love it!

Ashley (Let It Be Sweet) said...

I have been following your blog since you came and spoke at my church's Mom's Group! You are so inspirational and hilarious! Happy blog birthday!!! Thanks for the laughs and the reality checks! ;)

Ashley (Let It Be Sweet) said...

Oh, so I guess it's been a year? maybe??..I'm really bad with time passage. They all just start to run together! ;) I already "like" TDM on facebook AND I have a copy of your book, but there's NEVER a shortage of moms that NEED your hilariously fantstic mom-wisdom! Thank you!:)

HornFamily said...

I have been reading your stuff for about a year. About me: I have not updated my blog in about two years! ( Facebook is easier for me to connect and allows for me to write less words...). Love keeping up with your stories.

Denise said...

happy blog-birthday! 5 years!! that is like 500 years, fer sure!

sometimes i feel married to my blog. i should do something about that.

i've been blogging for 4+ years.


i've been reading since i met you not that long ago. boo. why didn't i meet you sooner?

and i missed you at blog sugar. really. you have the gift of hospitality and your witty personality brightens a room (this from my one time experience).

happy 5th again!

Denise said...

i follow.

Celeste Kelly said...

I have been reading your blog for a few months now! and I love it. something about me is that I won your kindle version of the book & read it in two days! and it felt like you helped me alot thru my black hole!

ckelly210@Comcast.net

Celeste kelly said...

I follow you on FB!

ckelly210@Comcast.net

songskatesang said...

I am a total contest junky AND I've been following you for a long time... like 200 years in blogland.

songskatesang said...

I totally like you on the FB

songskatesang said...

I google friend connectified you.

Elizabeth said...

Something about me? I've been up since 3 am because my 1 year old refuses to sleep...and am likely up for the day. Ugh. I'm a 10 hour sleeper living on 4...not that I ever GET 10, but I need it!

I've read your blog for a while...don't know how long...sporadically.

Elizabeth said...

I follow you with gfc

Elizabeth said...

I follow you on fb

Rachael said...

I've been following your blog for about a year now. I first heard you speak at MOPS at Cornerstone and then found your blog and love it!

Rachael said...

We're now google friends! I'm following you.

rachaelbryant(at)macdotcom

Rachael said...

I liked your page on Facebook! :)

rachaelbryant(at)macdotcom

Jessica Johnson said...

I have fat thumbs. I've followed your blog for about 2 years? Something like that. And I LOOOOOOVE it. Happy Bloggie Birthday, friend!

Jessica Johnson said...

i follow vis friend connect. publicly, of course.

Jessica Johnson said...

just liked you on FB. although i almost liked tales of the solar sail by acid mothers temple by mistake. whew.

Jennifer {The Vintage Chain} said...

I'm Jennifer and I'm addicting to Pinterest. I just discovered your blog last week!

Rebekah said...

Something about myself? I'm Jenn's (from makemineblue) sister in law. Our husbands are brothers! I read about your giveaway and popped over for the FIRST time right now. Woooo.

Jennifer {The Vintage Chain} said...

^^^ And if I could use the correct word that would be even better "addicted" not "addicting"

I also follow you on google connect.

Faith said...

Myself: I am an adoptive Momma!!!

Your Blog: I started following your blog about 6 months ago after I won your book over at Mama Marchands :)

Faith said...

I already follow your blog through GFC

Anonymous said...

I've been reading your blog for about a year. You have one of the blogs that I make my husband read when he gets home....which he just loves :) My favorite entries are about the squirrels and your friends that had the surprise anniversary wedding - that was amazing!
Have a great day!

Ronda
mdrrhodes@verizon.net

Kim said...

entry #2, I'm following you!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Congratulations on your 5 year blog anniversary!! I have been following your blog for about a year now and so enjoy reading every post!! What a great giveaway because I think your book will be some awesome reading!!

Caren said...

I for one don't mind if you leave a comment under Jack Bauer (unless you win, of course!) And I'm not going to admit to being a contest junkie, but I did come over from Jenn's blog :)

Caren said...

Ok, so now to tell you a little about myself. [ps- I am now following your blog via GFC (as of a minute ago).] I am a mommy of 3, and must be insane (or getting there), because I had my two youngest 15 months apart. WHAT WAS I THINKING?!!!! (The oldest of those two will be 2 in about a week, hence the insanity part...)

sandi said...

i have been reading your blog for about a year i think... makes me laugh. mmm, about me ~ mom of three (they all have the same father, he is my husband and yes, i have been asked that) and i have a glass of chocolate milk every day. hands off the nesquick kids it belongs to mommy!

Jaimie said...

I am a fan on Facebook!

Jaimie said...

I follow you via Google Friend Connect!

Jaimie said...

I have been reading your blog ever since you came to my MOPS group to speak - maybe a year ago? You were so awesome! Something about me....I was once on Dr. Phil. The end. :)

Market Mommy said...

Something about myself ....I have three kids, ages 5, 4 and 2 months. I love your posts!I found you via 5 minutes for mom's blog party several months ago. marketmommy{at}gmail.com

Market Mommy said...

I follow your blog .... (MarketMommy)

Market Mommy said...

I'm a fan on Facebook already ... Dawn B. {marketmommy{at}gmail.com}

Mallory said...

I've been reading your blog a few months now. I'll be joining the TDM club in November. Being pregnant, the phrase "extra nutrients" gets tossed around a lot between my husband and I ever since reading that post and watching your video :) Thanks for the insight to motherhood!

-Mallory

mallory@mallorypick.com

Sarah said...

I've been reading your blog for about 9 months. I have an almost-two-year old son who occasionally makes me a TDM. Happy Blog Birthday!

Sarah said...

Entry #2 -- I am now officially "liking" TDM via fb. And b/c I am such a TDM myself and have no time to figure out Google Friend or whatever that is, I will only have two entries. :(

Charla said...

I've been reading your blog for just over a year now :)

Charla said...

I "like" you on FB.

Charla said...

I follow you :)

Kelly K. said...

I pretty much didn't dare enter this one because I won the other contest you had and thought someone else deserved a chance to win. But I did want to say, "happy bloggy birthday" to you. You are a great person to follow and I enjoy your blog and your book very much...and you know I subscribe and follow you on facebook too. Looking forward to many more posts...

maren said...

I've been reading since the big ole Ulitmate Blog Party. About myself: I haven't had any luck yet, but will cross off "be on a game show" from my bucket list before I die!

maren said...

I follow on GFC!

Nancy said...

Ok, my friend, you know I love you! I have been a blog stalker for a few years now. about me??? I can tell myself what time to wake up and I do. without an alarm. exactly one minute prior to the exact time. creeeepy!

Nancy said...

Woohoo. double entry. facebook follower. double stalker.

mel @ the larson lingo said...

Happy 5 years!!! Been reading your blog for 3 years since Summer 2008 when we were preggo together!

mel @ the larson lingo said...

Of course I follow you. duh.

mel @ the larson lingo said...

Liked you on facebook last year!

mama marchand said...

About myself: I'm opening an etsy shop on Monday and I SHOULD be prepping for it but instead, I'm reading your awesome blog & entering your awesome giveaway. ;)

I've been reading for awhile - a year, maybe?

mama marchand said...

I follow you via GFC!

mama marchand said...

I've liked you on FB for awhile! :)