Thursday, July 22, 2010

My 2 Year Bloggerversary and a Giveaway!

Thursday, July 22, 2010
I cannot believe it's been 2 years since I first took the leap into Bloggerland! Time does go by so quickly, doesn't it? In that time, much has bloomed for me - I've made many new online friends and have even had the pleasure of meeting some in person! In the past 2 years I also began, timidly at first, calling myself an "artist". (Blooming can sometimes be a slow business.)

Thank you so much for all your warm comments and supportive feedback! It's meant the world to be part of such a creative and positive community.

To celebrate my anniversary, "My Blooming Life" has had a little makeover . . . the whole site has a fresh new blooming look! There's even 4 pages now (whose blooming is still in progress). This beautiful work was done by my friend down under, Tara! Do check out her work here . . . she's a delight to work with!

I wanted to do a little something for YOU! I've stitched up a journal that is patiently waiting for its new mommy. I've hand painted many of the pages and tucked in surprises here and there. If you'd like to adopt the journal, please leave a comment here between July 22 and July 28, 2010. On the 29th, I'll draw a name and contact the winner for a mailing address! Wanna a little peak at the giveaway? Here she is . . .

Again, thank you for being you...thank you for visiting from time to time. Sending you much love and blossoming of your own! Kisses!


oldblackcatboo said...

Congratulations on TWO years!
I just hit the one year mark last month myself! You were one of my first followers and yours was one of the first I've followed.
Sorry if I haven't always left comments...there's just not enough time in a day for me most times! But I've always read your posts and followed your blooming progress!
So let's have a cocktail and say "Cheers" to another Fun year!
XOXO- Cindi

Lis said...

Happy Anniversary! And what a beautiful gift! I would love to play with this journal ... didn't you write it was going to the first early bird that commented here :)

Have a lovely, art-filled weekend!

xo Lis

CornerOfCreativeChaos said...

Aww! Much congrats from your fellow tribe member! Hope you continue to grow and bloom for many more years! - Karen

Aruna said...

Hi there - I just found your blog through Dirty Footprints. The journal looks so beautiful! I would love to be entered in the giveaway.

Nolwenn said...

This journal is awesome :)
I celebrated my 2year blog anniversary too but just "me and my blog", I didn't dare celebrating in public (I should have lol) !
Congratulations and I wish you more years of blog love.

Marti said...

Wow baby, you never cease to amaze me!!! The new look is bloomin' gorgeous & fresh... I feel as if I could reach out & touch those stargazers & breath in their smokey, seductive scent right thru my computer screen!!!

The journal is another beautiful creation & I am loving the blog... congratulations on your last two years of blooming. I have had the pleasure of seeing you blossom over & over again during the wonderful friendship we have shared over the years. However, this incarnation is by far your most joyous & free!!

Love you & all of your beauty! XOXOX Marti

Kristi Hyllen said...

I really like the name of your blog ~ My blooming life ~ so perfect and so true and so resonates with how I feel about my own life. You say 2 years ago you began to call yourself artist, that is wonderful! I too though not artist per say have finally taken the leap to call myself my passion ~ nutritionist. Thank you for the inspiration and confirmation that life is all about blooming.
a friend of Lisa Dieken

Emma said...

Oh my! Beautiful!

Congratulations on your anniversary! :)

Lotus said...

Two years! Congratulations!
Today is my birthday, so I think this is fate... ; )
Please add me to your giveaway for your beautiful journal!

Lori Z. said...

Congrats on this milestone. Love, love that journal and would be honored to own it and use it.

Mary said...

YEAH Tracie - congratulations - it an immense achievement - and a beautiful one at that! I LOVE the journal and look forward to being the one that gets to have her in my very own hands - how's that for positive being? The new site looks great.


Poetic Dreams said...

Congrats on ya Bloogversary! Would love to get my hands on all that yumminess ya created! Looking forward to reading many more of ya blog entries.
Hugs, Poe

Jennifer R.D. said...

Hi Tracie,
Your new streamlined blog looks amazing! Your artwork is always inspiring. I had so much fun at your studio!
I would love to win you handmade journal. I'm crossing my fingers girlfriend.

Anonymous said...

You go girl! I love the look of your new blog space. Look forward to watching you continue to bloom.
Bunches of Love,

Carrie said...

You go girl! Your updated site is amazing. I continue to be inspired by your exploration and passion. All else aside, I have always thought of you as an artist. Keep blooming and sharing! PS. The journal is in my favorite colors...........

:-) said...

Congratulations on your milestone 2 years of blogging! WOO HOO!!! Here's to another year overflow with joy!

What a beautiful way to mark your anniversary! Thank u for the possibility to play in this stunning art journal! Wishing you an amazing day! Elizabeth of Gratitude Girls

Woodlandrose said...

I too started out very timidly calling myself an artist and now I am proud to own the title and connect with so many other creative wonderful artists like yourself. I came to you through Wild Creative Heart. Thanks. I may also start art journaling soon - it looks like fun!

Lisa said...

Oh Tracie, this is LOVELY! Congrats on two years!

I almost didn't comment since I just won Emma's lovely giveaway for her photo, but I simply cannot pass up my opportunity to own this beautiful journal. If the universe so decides its home is in Indiana, so be it! :)

Thanks for the wonderful opportunity!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on 2 years. I'm crazy for journals, and yours looks delicious! I know I live far away -or is it you who lives far away:-) but I would love to be this journal's new mommy

Connie said...


Congratulations!! I know what a labor of LOVE and beautiful creativity blogging must be for you!!!

And, I feel like Lisa...I wasn't going to comment--but dang--your journal is so gorgeous!! I want it too!!!

You bring such awesomeness to the world sweet friend!
I hope your blogging life sees many anniversaries to come!

Big hugs,

Sue said...

So pretty, your ahead of the curve. I'm inspired by all you do. Keep going, I have fun lunching with you and reading all you updates Love and Hugs Sue

Ashley Prescott said...

YEA!! Thank you for everything you do. You have always been a role model for how to live life to the fullest! All the best with your next big accomplishment! Happy Blogging!!


shede said...

Love the new blog is blog-o-licious...all those
beautiful, elegant lillies.
I can't believe how prolific you are...Flea is looking at you like...if I don't keep an eye on her I may wind up with my tail painted!
Congratulations on the journal article and your second anniversary.
Love, Mary S

Carol said...

Congratulations on the anniversary, ove the work you do. Can I be included in the draw please :)
love Carolxxx

Lorelai Kude said...

Mazel Tov, congratulations Tracie - you've always been an artist with everything you do and you are bringing down so much beauty into this World, thank you for agreeing with the Universe and cooperating with the Muses - your art journals are gorgeous, your blog is like a bloomin' fresh whiff of sweet goodness & I'm so proud of the work you're doing! Much love, Lorelai

Effy said...

Found you through 30Journals 30Days. Your spreads are gorgeous and I love your bright spirit. :)

Michelle said...

Wow! I love your style! I just found out about you on the 30 journals in 30 days blog and I'm really interested in reading through your blog. Great job and congrats on the 2 year bloggaversary!

Tara said...

Whoooo Hooooo!!! Congrats on your 2 year bloggerversary Hun! Looking "blooming" ADORABLE over here if I do say so myself! hehehehe!

Thank you so much for the gorgeous plug too. I am so glad you are happy with it and your artwork, WOW! A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!! I wish I could do half of what you do!

Big Hugs & Kisses,
Tara xoxoxo